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Practice throwing abilities by having your students participate in a tennis ball race activity. In this physical education lesson plan, students run a relay race in which they carry a tennis ball to their next teammate and perform a random physical activity in order to move ahead.
Students explore scoring and positioning of players on a tennis court during a game of tennis. after learning the basics behind the game, students will stand on a court and throw a ball back and forth to practice their positioning. This game is very successful for beginners or less able tennis players, who can still participate fully and learn well.
Your Junior Highers use an alternative way to practice accuracy of their tennis strokes by playing a game similar to baseball. The purpose is to hit the ball away from your opponents, but within the lines.
Seventh graders study deck tennis. In this activity that can be adapted to teach movement, passing and positioning in any sport, 7th graders toss and catch a rubber ring, students of varying abuilities will be able to participate in this style of a game, and the activity works on motor and coordination skills.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a text about the sport of tennis. Students answer 10 multiple choice questions.
Students learn the backhand for use in a tennis match. They complete a proper backhand stroke successfully without feeling frustrated or confused.
A combination of Tennis and Volleyball, this activity will help with court positioning and the volley shot in tennis. They practice volleying the ball and working together in teams.
A lesson for high schoolers to learn the basics of tennis in this fast pace game. The variations are more to learn the positioning and progression of play, versus the practice of shots.
Sixth graders practice and investigate the game of table tennis while engaging them in various types of levels for play. Each level is defined in the lesson plan for reference and includes the standard for mastering the basic hitting of the game.
Students participate in a table tennis game. In this sports lesson, students are taught the rules of the game and various grips to use. Students practice handling the paddle by dribbling the ball one hundred times.
Groups develop drills designed to improve their teammate's tennis skills. They present their drills to the rest of the class and evaluate their effectiveness.
Learners pull directions out of a tennis ball can and read and perform that task. In this reading and physical education lesson plan, students have to read each task inside a tennis ball can and perform a physical task.
Pupils practice a modified version of paddle tennis. They set up the court and review the elements of the game. Students practice serving and returnig the ball. They practice keeping score.
Tenth graders participate in a warm-up activity. They practice the proper way to grip a tennis racquet. They investigate the forehand ground stroke including the hand, arm and follow through motions. They complete the session by playing a game.
Toss & Catch Tennis is a simple drill to practice underhand tossing and catching of a tennis ball. There is no instruction in regards to making this a lesson, but this is a good drill for practicing some strategies. Players have to think about where and how to toss the ball to score a point against their opposing player. It is a little more complicated than it might seem at first because the ball has to bounce in the play area and the opponent has the opportunity to catch it before it bounces twice.
"Alleys" is a drill or game-like situation to practice what has already been taught in previous lessons. The tennis court is divided in half, left side and right side, so that each pair of players has an alley. The goal is to aim for the alley on the other side of the net to score points while continuing to rally back and forth. In this way they will be practicing forehand and backhand tennis strokes.
Ah, the serve stance. What is the best stance for a fast, aggressive tennis serve? Observe some of the options and the professionals that use them. Part one of two.
Perfect your pivot and shoulder turn to ensure you'll get to the ball before it leaves the court! Watch slow motion clips of professional tennis players to study their movement and positioning.
A fluid swing comes naturally to some tennis players, but others need to study the positioning. Take a look at these slow motion video clips to observe professional players' swings.
Your high schoolers will play tennis and demonstrate racquet control, ball control, and an understanding of the rules and scoring system. In this tennis lesson plan, students follow an activity sheet and demonstrate their skills based on the sheet.